— Home Slice isn’t throwing its annual Carnival O’ Pizza this year. In its stead, the pizzeria is hosting what it dubs as Doughvember. For the month of November, the dine-in restaurant on South Congress will open on its day off on Tuesday and donate partial dinner proceeds to a local charity each week. This means Safe Austin on November 7, CASA of Travis County on November 14, Urban Roots on November 21, and No Kid Hungry on November 28. It will host its pizza for a year raffle all month long too.
— By the way, Home Slice’s North Loop location’s opening is being pushed back to early 2018.
— North Burnet brewery Circle Brewing Company is relocating somewhere outside of Austin. Co-founders Judson Mulherin and Ben Sabel don't have an exact location yet (they’re looking near Elgin), but they want to change the brewery into a "ranch-style" one, as they told Austin 360.
— For Top Chef judge Gail Simmons' brunch at Olamaie on Saturday (as part of the Texas Book Festival), the cookbook author plans on making chocolate ginger scones; yogurt with roasted figs, honey, and pistachios; cured salmon; and eggs, crispy potato skins, and avocado salsa. She called the Southern restaurant one of her favorites.
— Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon is giving away three Thanksgiving dinners, complete with turkey, sides, and desserts, to the Austin community. People can nominate potential winners up until Thursday, November 16.
— Austin booze sales were up in October, led by JW Marriott, followed by Circuit of the Americas and W Hotel.